Australia may be best known for big creatures like crocodiles, but its everyday pests bear a close resemblance to those in the Americas and Europe. Australia’s most common house pests include ants, cockroaches, mice, possums, and rats.
If you notice signs of pests, call an exterminator like NO1 Pest Control Brisbane who provide services to commercial and residential properties. Property managers, should provide a full pest inspection before showing or renting any property.
It can help you provide a positive home showing experience and help keep your properties pest free while occupied. Some pests work invisibly to the naked eye, like termites which burrow inside your walls.
An inspection helps you find these problems and address them quickly to curtail damage. In Australia, common pests are easy to treat with professional methods and sprays.
Termites will attack one in four Australian homes causing about $8,000 in damage. If you suspect them or see any sign of them, call pest control immediately.
Termites can work quickly, but quick treatment can stop them before they do much damage.
Pest control can also tell if its something else like Dutch Elm Disease, the Japanese Pine Beetle, or the Longhorn Beetle and recommend treatment for it.
Spiders, like the redback spider, can bite humans and cause illness. Since the introduction of modern anti-venom poisonous spiders have had less effect on humans.
In the past 40 years, only one person in Australia died of a spider bite. They still aren’t welcome house guests.
They like hiding and nesting in air vents, corners, eaves, and wall cracks. Some species like the outdoors and nest in footpaths, gardens, or trees.
Fleas thrive in humid, warm environments indoors and outdoors. They can live on and bite pets, such as cats or dogs and even bite humans as well. They spread quickly but pest spray can kill them and their eggs.
Wasps and bees
Wasps and bees live outdoors and inside a building’s walls. Wasp nests can grow quickly. Both flying pests sting. Both can be deadly if they sting someone allergic to their venom.
Ants enter homes in search of food. Some varieties bite. Some simply create a nuisance. Check for cracks where they may enter or small piles of dirt by exterior walls.
Keep the kitchen clean and counters scrubbed, especially after insecticide treatment, so they don’t come back.
Mice and rats
Mice and rats carry deadly diseases and present a serious health hazard. If you see a mouse or rat in your home or near it, call pest control. Indicators of one of these pests include droppings, a urine smell, scratching in the walls.
Cockroaches like warm, damp areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and wall cavities. These nocturnal creatures search for food at night.
They harbor disease they can pass to humans if they come into contact with food humans later eat, including dysentery, gastroenteritis, and salmonella.
Children exposed to roach droppings experience an increased risk of asthma and eczema.
Around the House
After pest control has exterminated the vermin in and around your home or office, you’ll need to clean the areas around your home and inside. You’ll need to address the following areas.
Clear away any old tires or piled lumber or metal from outside. Take it to the dump.
Empty out any buckets or containers of standing water.
Clean the building’s gutters and eaves.
Check the roof for rodent entry points, such as holes. Patch any found.
Check the walls for cracks and seal any found.
Clean kitchen counters and food preparation areas well. Keep them clear of sugary or sticky substances, especially.
Check interior walls for cracks and fill any of these you find.
Treat pets for any flea or tick infestation with a veterinarian provided medicine.
Install a fan in warm, moist room like the bathroom to help dry the area more quickly without adding heat.
Don’t let Australia’s common pests damage your home or create a nuisance. Call us today, so it can treat the problem quickly and effectively.
Most firms also give you tips on how to keep the pests at bay after treatment.